Journal of American Indian Education


Welcome to the Journal of American Indian Education

Founded in 1961, the Journal of American Indian Education (JAIE) is a journal featuring original scholarship on education issues of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous peoples worldwide, including First Nations, Māori, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander peoples, and Indigenous peoples of Latin America, Africa, and others.  

JAIE strives to improve Indigenous education through empirical research, knowledge generation, and transmission to researchers, classrooms, communities, and other educational settings. Studies grounded in Indigenous research methodologies are especially encouraged.

  • Feature-length Manuscripts Original scholarly manuscripts should be double-spaced, 7,500-8000 words total, including endnotes, if any, and references. JAIE encourages dialogue among researchers and practitioners through research-based articles elucidating current educational issues and innovations. JAIE also invites original scholarly essays advancing a point of view about an educational question or issue, when supported by cited research literature; original reviews of literature in underexplored areas; and original expository manuscripts that develop or interpret a theory or issue.
  • Reports from the Field Original scholarly manuscripts providing descriptive, evaluative, and/or policy-oriented analyses of innovative education models and practices may be considered as “Reports from the Field.” Reports should be up to 5,000 words, including endnotes, if any, and references. See JAIE 49(3) for a fuller description of “Reports from the Field.”
  • Indigenous Policy Forum Submissions to the IPF are by invitation only. Please make nominations for authors of proposed IPFs to the Editors at The IPF functions as a current conversational space and as an important historical archive, featuring the voices and vision of Indigenous education policymakers, policy implementers, and activists. 

The JAIE has been published continuously since it was founded in 1961. The editorial office is housed within the Center for Indian Education of the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. The journal is published by the University of Minnesota Press three times a year: fall, winter, and spring.